UFC make cuts
Posted on Feb 11 2010 at 12:17:21 AM in Sports & Recreation
Following UFC 109 a number of fighter were given their walking papers. Shockingly on this list was UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman. Although his performance was sub par, some fans feel the cut might be a little premature. Coleman was completely destroyed by Randy Couture at UFC 109, but after the fight Coleman and Tito Ortiz had some choice words and many in the MMA blogosphere were looking for the possibility of a Coleman and Ortiz fight. Tito Ortiz is set to fight Chuck Liddell as his next bout, so the likelihood of "The Hammer" and Ortiz fighting would have been slim. Dana White hinted that it's unlikely Coleman will return after this fight, but went on to say he has nothing but the utmost respect for the legend.
DANA WHITE: "He'll always be a part of this organization. I just think he'll have a hard time competing with the guys at the top level. Age is a factor with him."
Also cut from the UFC this week was Frank Trigg. Trigg, suffered his 2nd TKO loss in as many fights, dropped by Koscheck in September and then by Matt Serra at UFC 109. Trigg has to take a step back and see where he take his career from here. Trigg has had some great successes in the pass and has accumulated a 19-8 record. He has also bee on many occasions a broadcaster and a analyzer for various MMA and radio organizations. Trigg is colorful commentator and well respected as such. But the UFC did not stop at the older fighters on their cut list, also cut this week was Philipe Nover. Nover more popular known as fainting Philipe, had more problems staying on his feet outside of the cage rather then in it. Nover was a TUF finalist who was made famous when he fainted during a welcome speech from Dana White, then later having a seizure before his fight against Young Canadian super star Sam Stout at UFC Fight Night 19. Nover gave Emerson a good fight at UFC 109, but due to the complications of Nover's situation it was time for him to walk. Also given the boot was Canadian MMA star Tim Hauge. Hauge is better known as the man behind the business end of the UFC KO record set by Todd Duffee, was unable to defeat Chris Tuchscher. Hauge loss the very close battle by majority decision and given his pink slip for falling short. Tim Hauge was 10-0 in MMA and dominated the heavyweight division in the King Of The Cage organization Canada.
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